Wages

Washington State Bans Salary History

This month, Washington State became the ninth state to prohibit private employers from seeking the wage or salary history of job applicants. Laws barring the use of salary history from pre-employment consideration are intended to remedy persistent earning inequalities between men and women. The reasoning is that historically, women have been offered lower initial pay Read more

Airport Workers

After years of negotiation between unionized airport workers and the Port Authority Board, New York and New Jersey airport workers have finally received a raise. On November 1, 2018, the minimum wage increased to $13.60 an hour for workers at New York’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia and to $12.45 an hour for workers at Read more

Tipped Wage Workers Fairness

As previously shared in our blog, on June 19, 2018, voters in Washington D.C. approved a ballot initiative that would have raised the minimum wage for tipped employees. Initiative 77 would have gradually increased the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 per hour by 2020, and further increased it to the same level as Read more

Tipped Workers

On June 19, 2018, Washington, D.C. voters approved Initiative 77. The initiative was designed to provide a universal minimum wage for both tipped and non-tipped workers. The initiative will: gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020; gradually increase the minimum wage for tipped employees so that they receive the same minimum Read more

Workers with Disabilities

Alaska is the latest state to eliminate subminimum wage for workers with disabilities. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are allowed to pay wages less than the Federal minimum wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed. New Hampshire and Maryland were the first states in the country to eliminate this Read more

New York Labor Law Posters

Employers in the state of New York are required to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. The changes include an increase in the minimum wage rate and updates concerning the New York Wage Deduction Law. Our readers may recall that during the 2016 legislative session, Senate Bill 6406 Read more

Philadelphia Wage Equity

The City of Philadelphia has agreed to honor the decision to delay the Wage Equity Ordinance that was scheduled to go into effect May 23rd until the lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is resolved. Our readers may recall that on January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Read more

Employees in the state of New York are now free to discuss their compensation in the workplace. The New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) has adopted new regulations that help clarify standards for limitations on inquiry, discussion, or disclosure of wages between employees. Under the regulations, employers cannot prohibit employees from inquiring about, discussing, or Read more